Newcomer Kitchen — May 18

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[chicken] Kabsa كبسة‎‎
Kabsa is a family of rice dishes believed to be indigenous to Saudi Arabia, where it is commonly regarded as a national dish. I can be found in most Arab states of the Persian Gulf (where it is also known as makbūs مكبوس‎‎), and into Jordan, Palestine and Southern Syria.
These dishes are usually made long-grain, such as basmati, meat - in our case halal chicken - some finely cut vegetables, and a mixture of spices, of which there are countless regional variations, but might include black pepper, cloves, cardamom, saffron, cinnamon, black lime, bay leaves and nutmeg. This particular recipe also features the addition of tiny golden raisins.

[vegetarian] Kabsa كبسة‎‎
A vegetarian version of this dish, garnished with green peas, diced peppers, cauliflower, and fried nuts.

Salatet Shmandar سلطة شمندر
Sweet and earthy local Ontario beets, cooked until tender and cubed, mixed with chickpeas, parsley, lemon & olive oil make for a colourful, delicious and healthy salad.

Lazakiat لزاقيات
A spectacular dessert composed of many layers of paper-thin crepes, seasoned with turmeric, ginger, anise and black sesame with a creamy sauce made from sesame halva, and garnished with fried walnut pieces.

$20 +HST

Meals are available for pickup from The Depanneur, 1033 College Street (between Dufferin & Dovercourt) from 6–7pm on Thursday.
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(approx Keele to Spadina, St. Clair to Lakeshore)

NEW 6km Delivery Option!
If you live outside the 3km free delivery zone, we are testing a new delivery option in partnership with foodora: $10 flat fee for any address within a 6km radius (approx. Park Lawn to DVP, Eglinton to Lakeshore).


Newcomer Kitchen is a new project that invites groups of Syrian refugee women to use our kitchen to cook traditional Syrian dishes in a fun, social setting. Meals are prepared and packaged, and then sold online for pickup or delivery to pay for all the ingredients and provide an honorarium for the cooks.

We also offer 1 spot to help/hang out in the kitchen, learn the recipes and join the ladies for family meal on Thursday afternoon. We are asking for a $50 donation for this, which will go to topping up the $ we have to share with the cooks. This is available for purchase online, on a first-come, first-served basis.

Proceeds from the sale of meals goes directly to the newcomer cooks. However this does not cover the costs of the enormous amount of behind-the-scenes coordination required to keep this project going. You can support the Newcomer Kitchen project directly and our vision of expanding this model to support more women in more neighbourhoods!

Help us take this idea into any restaurant kitchen, in any city in the world!

Learn more about the Newcomer Kitchen project.
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